If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Summer 2017-18 schedule:

  • Sunday 17 December: Temple cleaning and the last sitting before Christmas.
  • Sunday 31 December:  New Year's Eve Ceremony at the Centre. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. and goes until after midnight.
  • Monday 18 December until 15 January. The Centre will be closed. 
  • Tuesday 16 January until 6 February. Office hours will be 8 a.m. till 12 noon. No sittings on Sundays. All other usual sittings will take place but will be informal.
  • Wednesday 7th February. The full sitting schedule and normal office hours will resume.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

                    Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the introductory workshops you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 10 and 17 February 2018 (both Saturdays).

 Meditation Supplies 

  • For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.
  • T-Shirts AZC  T-shirts are now available in black and charcoal. See here for details and picture.


  • The Pilates Classes with Hanya every Wednesdays at 11 a.m. during the school term. Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance. For more information and to register go here.

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